Pharmacy is the study of the preparation and dispensing of drugs.
The main purpose of this narrow field of education is to develop an understanding of the properties of drugs and medicinal products and their manufacture, control and use in the community and in hospitals.
Courses in Pharmacy develop skills in:
- preparing and dispensing medications to patients with regard to legal, therapeutic and professional requirements
- providing information and advising patients and the general community on drugs and medications
This field comprises the following detailed field:
- Pharmacology. This is included in Pharmacology.
Thinking about a job in this field?
Check out the courses available in this field at various Australian universities and alternative study pathway options. If you'd like to speak with someone, discuss with your Career Advisor at school, or contact the Indigenous Education Unit at any of the Australian Universities, and they’ll be able to offer advice on available local information and student support services.